Merchant and signer of the Declaration of Independence from Connecticut (1731-1781). Revolutionary War-dated ADS, signed “Test., Wm. Williams, Clerk,” one page, 8 x 8.5, July 13, 1780. Promissory note issued by "the Governor & Council of Safety at Lebanon," which resolves "that the Com'tee of Pay Table draw on the Treas'r of this State in favor of Col'o Henry Champion, Superintending Commissary of Purchases of Beef etc etc, in this State for the Sum of Fifteen thousand pounds in Bills of the State of the late Emissions to enable him to pursue the…Business, & Charge the State." Signed at the conclusion by Williams. In fine condition. From the Collection of Dr. Lawrence E. Miller.
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